Welcome to Lakehead University!

Your Lakehead Adventure starts now. Open your world to the exceptional, the unconventional, a place where you belong. You’re now part of the pack, part of the Thunder Bay and Orillia communities. Keep Calm and Howl On Thunderwolves, Welcome to Lakehead University, it’s time to Make Your Mark!

Orientation is your introduction and official welcome to Lakehead University and will help ensure a successful academic, social and personal transition to your university experience.

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Getting ready for Lakehead

Orientation is your introduction and official welcome to Lakehead and our communities of Thunder Bay and Orillia. Jump in and get prepared, connect with your peers, have any questions answered and begin your adventure on the right foot.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Learn more about the Lakehead Community
  • Learn how to meet new people and get involved on campus
  • Learn all about Lakehead Supports & Services for students and the Lakehead University Student Union
Learn more about myCommunity
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  • Learn all about our programs
  • Learn about our course offerings and registration
  • Learn about our academic supports
  • Learn about the skills you need to succeed
Learn more about myAcademics
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  • Learn about how to navigate the campus and get to class
  • Learn about navigating the Lakehead website & student portals
  • Learn about campus amenities available to you
Learn more about myCampus
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  • Explore the mental health and health resources available
  • Learn how to stay connected to your culture
  • Learn how to stay physically active with Lakehead.
Learn more about myWellbeing
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  • Learn about funding your education and paying tuition and fees
  • Learn more about “Financial Lingo”
  • Learn more about Financial planning and skills
  • Learn about working while studying
Learn more about myFinances
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  • Learn about exploring your interests and careers
  • Learn about planning for you career
  • Learn about developing your professional skills
Learn more about myFuture

Resources & Supports

Our Sponsors

Lakehead University Alumni Association
Cam's Kids
Exclaim! magazine
Movati Athletic
Popeye's Supplements
RBC on Campus
Goods & Co.
Intrepid Grand
Thunder Bay Telephone
Stella Waxbar
LUG Sports
Gear Up For Outdoors
Ontario Northland
Great North Graphics